Celebrating St Patrick's Day in Hampton Roads
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Hampton Roads
With a little imagination, you can celebrate St.Patrick’s Day safely this year… we have gathered some outdoor activities to get out into the GREEN spaces, and a socially distanced indoor activity. If staying in is more your jam, enjoy our recipes and kids crafts for some St. Paddy’s fun at home.
Saturday, March 13 | 7:45AM to 10:00AM
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve, 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth
Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the preserve opens to the public. Bring binoculars or spotting scope for best viewing.
Saturday, March 13 | 10AM to 1PM
Downtown Hampton Public Pier, 710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton
Exercise your body, mind, and taste buds! The event includes a 2 mile walk along Hampton’s waterfront and through ‘Little England’, a talk about Hampton’s unique ecology, and a specially prepared soup and beverage from Bull Island Brewing Company. Tickets are $25.
Sunday, March 14 | 9AM to 5PM
Norfolk Botanical Gardens, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk
You can explore the GREEN of the garden with your canine best friend. Dogs must remain on leash at all times. BYOB Bring Your Own Bowl, freshwater will be available throughout the garden.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Busch Gardens
Sunday, March 14 |12PM to 6PM
(Additional day/times include March 17, 4-9PM; March 19, 3-8PM; March 20, 10AM to 4PM)
Busch Gardens, 1 Busch Garden Boulevard, Williamsburg
Celebrate all things Irish at Busch Gardens this season. Killarney Village will be full of Irish spirit, festivities, and luck at this new limited-capacity special event. All ten of the park’s villages will be decorated. You can ride nineteen of your favorite rides and rollercoasters, enjoy family-friendly activities, see live entertainment, and eat classic pub fare. Reservations are required.
Daily Through May
Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Place, Norfolk
This exhibition features the paintings of one of America’s greatest photographers exploring the legacy of a vibrant creative social network and the deeper symbolism hidden in flowers. The mural’s panels are paired with photography and decorative arts from the Chrysler’s holdings that illuminate Steichen’s photographic career.
Celebrating at home:
Thursday, March 17 | 7PM EST
The Celtic-punk group Dropkick Murphys will take their annual St. Patrick’s Day performance online for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.
Celebrate St. Pat’s with this traditional Irish dish. A beautifully pink, big-flavored beef brisket is a classic favorite, and this recipe is super easy to make.
This old fashioned soda bread has just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!
Kids love St. Patrick's Day, so here are a few fun and easy crafts to celebrate the holiday. Hope you enjoy these easy St. Patrick's Day kids crafts!
We hope you enjoy this year’s St. Patrick’s Day. If you have any other ideas to share, please leave a comment below. If you have any real estate related questions, you can always contact us!